It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Books Australia staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different people.
A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and wacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.
Vintage Lead Debut. When kids go missing in an Indian slum, nine-year-old Jai takes matters into his own hands: an irresistible child narrator to captivate the literary/commercial market
Think of the COOLEST, FUNNIEST, most HANDSOME kid in school, times it by a gazillion and you get DEREK DILBERT DOOL. At least he thinks so . . . Pity he’s the only one.
From the greatest living Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter’s search to understand her mother’s hidden truths
Every parent says that they would jump in front of a train to save their child. It's an instinct that no one denies. But when that 'train' finally arrives, it is very seldom a real, speeding locomotive . . .
The second book in Tim Harris's ridiculously entertaining Toffle Towers series that will make kids laugh out loud – and get their imaginations soaring.
A funny, erudite novel from one of the great European storytellers, with the process of writing and creation playfully at its heart.
A TV-Tie edition to coincide with the HBO TV series: now showing on Foxtel in AU and Sky in NZ.
Growing up can feel like a death sentence
A powerful debut novel that delicately blends Hawaiian myth with the broken American dream.
Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past?
Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!
True History of the Kelly Gang is Peter Carey's stunning, Booker Prize-winning novel about Australia's most famous outlaw.
'A stylish tale about a fatal love triangle in provincial Bohemia' Guardian
The first account of one of the greatest heroes of WWII, and a gripping story of defiance, rebellion, sabotage and escape from a Nazi death camp
Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.
In a brand-new expanded edition, the little book of history-making speeches by an extraordinary young woman who has taken the world by storm.
The remarkable story of our two living Popes from the bestselling author of Darkest Hour.
From the author and illustrator of the popular Sporty Kids books comes an exciting new beginner-reader series that celebrates the everyday adventures – at school, at home, in the backyard, even in the living room! A funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!
Celebrate International Women's Day with the original Sisterhood classics - independent, irrepressible, unforgettable!
In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?
The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.
A rough guide to the ever-rising star of Australian crime writing, Candice Fox.
Celebrate Easter with your family this year with a range of festive favourites from Puffin.